Category Archives: Museums

Remembrance Day activities in Guelph

In response to recent events at Canada’s War Memorial, Guelph and other cities are enhancing security during this year’s Remembrance Day activities. Please arrive early and avoid bringing bags or knapsacks to Remembrance Day services.

Debbie Thompson Wilson exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum depicts Guelph’s saints

The saints whose names adorn many of Guelph’s buildings, churches, and streets are the subject of a new exhibition opening Friday, November 7, at Guelph Museums by local artist, Debbie Thompson Wilson. Saints Preserve Us tells the stories of Guelph’s saints by juxtaposing Thompson Wilson’s own original paintings with historical photographs of buildings in Guelph named after saints.

Call for Artists: Remembering In Flanders Fields Art Exhibition

Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders Fields Centennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015.

Creator of cartridge shell poppy speaks at Guelph Civic Museum

New Zealand artist Stephen Mulqueen uses discarded cartridge shells from the First and Second World Wars to construct brass poppies, transforming the refuse of war into symbolic and wearable objects. He is set to speak at the Guelph Civic Museum Friday, September 5th at 2pm, about the significance of his poppies in a talk entitled, Poppies of War and Peace.

Call for artists – Wall of Art: Childhood Reverie

Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum and Guelph Arts Council are pleased to announce the call for the next installment of the Wall of Art series. The Wall of Art is an exhibition series located on the main level of Guelph Civic Museum that is dedicated to showcasing original works by Guelph-based artists. All exhibitions are juried and temporary, changing each quarter. This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by hundreds of museum visitors.